Award winning comedy stars stand up for comedy in Aberdeen

Award winning comedy stars stand up for comedy in Aberdeen

Two television comedy regulars are taking their latest stand-up tours to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree this winter – Andy Parsons on Monday, November 23 and David O’Doherty on Friday, February 5.

Between them, the two funnymen have notched up numerous television appearances on shows like Mock the Week, Live At The Apollo, QI, 8 out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Would I lie to You?

And both are heading back on the road with new shows – Andy with his fifth national tour called Live And Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious, and David with We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty.

Tickets for Andy’s show go on sale to APA Friends tomorrow (Wednesday) and to the general public this Friday (June 19), and for David’s show on Thursday, June 25, online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Award-winning Andy Parsons (Time Out Comedy Award, New Zealand International Comedy Award, Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Award) started his career writing for Weekending and went on to become one of the main writers on the ground-breaking Spitting Image satirical puppet show.

Having won the Time Out Comedy Award in 2002, he has performed his stand-up all over the world from the prestigious Montreal and Kilkenny comedy festivals to touring Australia and New Zealand, and has four sell-out national tours to his credit.

He has released three DVDs: Britain’s Got Idiots, Gruntled and Slacktivist and also has a special for Comedy Central under his belt.

Perrier Award winning Irish comedian, David O’Doherty is also an author, musician, actor and playwright. His stand-up performances have won many international accolades including the if.comedy award at Edinburgh Festival in 2008 and Best International Comedian at the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival.

He has written several books, composed two plays and released three comedy CDs. His latest book for children, Danger Is Everywhere, illustrated by Chris Judge has been selected for the UNESCO Dublin, City of Literature Citywide Reading Campaign and will be published in 10 languages around the world.

Posted on Tuesday 16 June

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